Introducing an ally who resisted the majority caused conformity levels to drop sharply (5%). The presence of an ally makes an individual feel more confident and better able to stand up to the majority. Asch also discovered that people are better able to resist pressure to conform if the decision has a moral dimension. For Asch’s participants, the costs of conforming were not particularly great given the insignificance of the task. However if the behaviour is judged as immoral such as joining others in cheating there is less evidence of conformity as the costs are perceived as greater.
“Social structural perspective is a sociological perspective that emphasizes how a person’s social location in society influences their behavior” (Fuller, John, 2011). In this case regarding the Pelican Bay Prison, the location (the prison) causes the prisoners to develop more criminological tendencies and behavior. Gangs, in general, cause an individual to become more deviant and violent. This video supports the idea of social structure theory due to the environment changing the individual, and them being content with the lifestyle. Members of gangs enter the prison to be a part of an even bigger organization, and to gain the skills they need to have an even larger contribution within the gang
However, token economy has issues, such as that you could argue that you are taking away patient’s basic rights to use as rewards. Another criticism which shows why token economy may not be and appropriate and effective therapy is that it has low ecological validity; it may not transfer into the real world. Once patients are away from institutions, they often discarded desirable behavior as there are no longer any rewards to reinforce it. Another disadvantage is the ethical issues surrounding the use of behavioral therapy. It could be argued it doesn't really help the patient; it just makes their behavior more acceptable to others.
Socialization can be a part of why he did what he did as well which is a part of the Social Process Theory. Most kids are influenced by their family relationships, peer group associations and educational experiences. His relationships might have been dysfunctional and destructive. It may have caused delinquent solutions to become a feasible alternative. If Craig Price was more attached to his parents then he wouldn’t have committed criminal acts.
You would have to rely on the patient giving you the information for it not is socially desirable or have demand characteristics. On the other hand, it is better than individual differences as people may have the same thought patterns and processes. You can only obtain this information by self reports, which would probably give both of those issues; social desirability and demand characteristics. These would affect your results and therefore they would not be reliable or valid. If you were using the cognitive approach you would only get qualitative data which could be a problem as not everyone interprets the same answer in the same way.
Without such activities being available to inmates, their daily routine returns into a monogamous state resulting in boredom. Loomis, a former inmate at Alcatraz Prison, describes the effect of such a lifestyle on inmate behavior: “Life gets so monotonous you feel like bucking the rules to break the monotony,” (Oliver, 66). In addition to idleness repetition, overcrowding also increased the difficulty of imposing discipline, resulting in greater availability of drugs, flourishing gangs, and an increased threat in brutality between prisoners (The Oxford History of the Prison, 237). One of the most fundamental resources of correctional institutions, the correctional officers, are also being vastly outnumbered. The new focus of corrections and society as being “tough on crime” affects the lives in which inmates, officers, and the community must now live by.
5. It seems that fewer people go around using racist words to describe Asians, such as “Yellow Peril,” “J_p,” “Ch__k,” etc. Does this mean that racism against Asians is disappearing? Your responses to these prompts will be graded using the following criteria: - Thesis statement: Put in a sentence or two that states your argument. For example: "I believe that calling Asians "Oriental" is wrong because ... " - Use of examples, evidence, or other information to support argument: Back up your argument.
It states that inmates, who enter prison with certain characteristics such as abnormal values, bad attitudes and a violent/aggressive personality, are more like to contribute in interpersonal violence than other inmates. According to this theory, the brutality portrayed in prisons is not due to the prison itself, but stems from the attributes of those who enter such institutions. A lot of the behaviour
Individually these elements would not be as effective because a state could earn high test scores because of unequal spending per student, and vice versa. This is where the argument is the strongest, but there are, however, weaker parts of the argument. For example, the arguer does not touch on issues which also have implications on why the schools are preforming the way they are. In the paper he states as part of his argument, “think tanks rate sates on things like class size and teacher pay among other things.” He does not, however, touch on these differences which might be the reason why Utah is doing seemingly better than Florida. There are no statistics provided in the argument comparing class size, teacher pay, or socioeconomic conditions which may leave a reader wondering if other factors are to blame for Florida’s poor performance.
Every individual has their own impression and ideas as to how a law breaking individual should be treated in prison and after being released from prison. Many believe that there should be a permanent stigma and others believe that they should simply serve their time in prison. I believe that when the time is served that the individual has done their part. However, if the individual has done a sexually inappropriate crime I do believe that they should be permanently l labeled for societies